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31.10.2019

Drop-in measles vaccination clinics for babies and toddlers


Measles is a serious illness for babies and toddlers, and we want everyone aged six months to five years to be protected.

To make it as easy as possible, we’re holding baby and toddler MMR vaccination clinics in the parts of Auckland most affected by measles – South Auckland and West Auckland.

Any child aged from six months up to five years is eligible to come along and receive the Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine. No appointment is necessary and it’s FREE.

The clinics are also a way we can support the hardworking GP teams in these areas who are doing an amazing job vaccinating their communities, as well as treating high numbers of patients with measles.

Protect your whānau - make sure your children are vaccinated with the MMR vaccine at 6 months, 12 months and four years. Vaccination is FREE from your doctor.

Anyone aged 5-29 years is encouraged to receive a free MMR vaccine from their GP.

FAQs

What are DHB baby and toddler MMR vaccination clinics?

  • Drop-in clinics for children aged from 6 months to 5 years to be vaccinated with the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine. No appointment is needed and its FREE.
  • As the measles outbreak in Auckland continues, it is important babies and toddlers in Auckland are vaccinated with MMR at 6 months, 12 months and four years of age.

Who is organising them?

  • They are being organised by the Waitematā and Counties Manukau DHBs (with support from Auckland DHB) as part of the metro-Auckland response to the outbreak.
  • The baby and toddler vaccination clinics are being held in the parts of Auckland most affected by the outbreak, South Auckland and West Auckland.

Why are you holding baby and toddler MMR vaccination clinics?

  • To make it easier for whānau in the parts of Auckland most affected by the current outbreak to protect their babies and toddlers from measles.
  • Our tamariki are the most seriously affected in this outbreak, particularly those under two years of age, and many in this age group have become seriously ill and needed hospital treatment.
  • The best way to protect babies and toddlers during a measles outbreak is to ensure they are given the MMR vaccine at 6 months, 12 months and four years of age.
  • The clinics are also a way we can support the hardworking GP teams in these areas who are doing an amazing job vaccinating their communities, as well as treating high numbers of patients with measles.

Who can be vaccinated at these clinics?

  • Any child older than 6 months and younger than 5 years can be vaccinated at one of our baby and toddler clinics – no appointment is needed and it’s FREE.
  • If you are aged 5-29 years you can get a free MMR vaccine from any GP.

Why are you only holding clinics in South and West Auckland?

  • We’ve chosen these parts of Auckland because they are most affected by the current outbreak, and the babies and toddlers living in and around these areas are most at risk from measles.
  • If you live elsewhere in Auckland and have a baby or toddler, we encourage you to take them to your nearest GP for their FREE MMR vaccination.

What are the times and locations of the clinics?

Clinics currently scheduled are below:

  • 2 November, 8.30am-2.30pm at Waitakere Hospital. Free parking is provided. Report to Entrance A and follow instructions.
  • 2, 9, 23 November, 9am-3pm at Unit B6, Kidz First Community Clinic, Clendon Shopping Centre.
  • 2, 9, 16, 30 November, 9am-3pm at Mangere Community Health Hub, 10 Waddon Place, Mangere.
  • 16 November & 14 December, 9am-3pm at Pukekohe Hospital, 1 Tuakau Road, Pukekohe.
  • 23 & 30 November, 9am-3pm at Papakura Birthing Unit, 2 Clevedon Road, Papakura.
  • 7 December, 9am-3pm at St John’s Hall, 4 Court Street, Waiuku.
  • 7 & 14 December, 9am-3pm at Clover Park Community House, 6A Israel Avenue, Clover Park.
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